Harald Herlin, Otaniemi Espoo and

Arabia Campus, Helsinki



Kesko | 03 Jun 2019 – 14 Jun 2019

Sustainable Choices for Grocery Store Customers

Sustainability, Retail, Customers


Microsoft| 03 Jun 2019 – 14 Jun 2019

Women in Tech

Future of Work, Gender equality, Concept


Telia | 03 Jun 2019 – 14 Jun 2019


Future of Work


OP | 03 Jun 2019 – 14 Jun 2019

New Age Insurance

Make Banking Better for Foreign and Exchange Students

Future of Work, Services


10 days 100 Challenges is a unique 10 days open innovation program where you learn new work-life skills and solve challenges together with leading innovative companies, professional experts and inspiring coaches. This 2-week program is open for everyone who wants to earn credits for their curriculum, find meaningful activity for the summer or is looking to connect with talented individuals and build professional networks. 10 days 100 Challenges is organised by Helsinki Metropolitan Universities of Applied Sciences (Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia).


Who should participate and why?

We welcome all who are interested in technology and innovation! You can be a student, an unemployed, an entrepreneur or an immigrant. We believe in multidisciplinary approach and have witnessed numerous times that best ideas and concepts are born in teams with participants of various backgrounds. You can a business professional looking for new work-life skills, student of engineering or business, software developer or startup entrepreneur. Choose the challenge you find meaningful to solve and work together with your team!

How to register?

If you are a student of 3AMK (Haaga-Helia, Laurea or Metropolia) or you study in any other university, please use this registration in order to get your credits: https://bit.ly/2TGNsSh. If you are non-student please register via Eventbrite here: https://goo.gl/UjZC8M.

What should I bring?

Bring your innovative ideas, willingness to learn new skills and a working computer. Explorative, optimistic, amibiguity tolerant and future-oriented mentality is appreciated!

Is there food provided?

There will be lunch and drinks provided every day during 10 days program.

Are there any prizes?

Yes, we have prizes for best teams. Winning teams are announced last Friday (14.6.2019)


10 Days 100 Challenges is a unique opportunity for open innovation, employer branding and recruitment of new talent. You’ll have a change to work closely with your teams with company specific challenges. This year the themes of the program are Future of work and Sustainability. As a participant company you can provide max 3 challenges that are preferably related to the theme. We are looking for max. 10 innovative partner companies for summer 2019. We have now already on board City of Espoo and City of Vantaa, Kesko, Microsoft, OP, Telia and Clic Innovation/Luke/Åbo Akademi/LUT


MONDAY 3.6.2019

9:00-10:00 Registration and breakfast

10:00-12:00 Introduction to 10 Days 100 challenges + Guest speakers

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-14:00 guest speakers

14:00-16:00 Companies’ challenge pitching + company booths

TUESDAY 4.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Team building 
12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Service Design -sprint starts

WEDNESDAY 5.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Service design tools 12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Customer Interviews

16:00-18:00 Barbeque

THURSDAY 6.6.2019

9:00-10:00 Guest speaker 

10:00-12:00 Working with challenges

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Working with challenges, company coaching

FRIDAY 7.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Working with challenges

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 First round presentations in small groups. Feedback and discussions

MONDAY 10.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Experimenting, prototyping principles 

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Working with challenges

TUESDAY 11.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Working with prototyping

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Company coaching

WEDNESDAY 12.6.2019

9:00-10:00 Guest speakers 10:00 – 11: 00
Working with prototyping

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Validating prototypes

16:00-18:00 Barbeque

THURSDAY 13.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Pitch training

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-16:00 Working with presentations

FRIDAY 14.6.2019

9:00-12:00 Pitching Day

12:00-13:00 LUNCH